Malaysia assures India of help in Zakir Naik case
The government is yet to receive any formal request, but will continue to monitor the activities of Islamic preacher, Zakir Naik, Malaysia has said. This was stated in a written statement by Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said that he is yet to receive any formal request from India, but will help if the same is made. He further said the country would continue to monitor the activities of Naik and will also act if found to be involved in acts of terrorism.
If Indian requests for help, we will give it. It is not about surrendering him, but about investigations, he also said. He is not a Malaysian citizen, but has a permanent resident visa for Malaysia, since the past five hears, he said in his statement to parliament.
In India, the Enforcement Directorate and the National Investigation Agency have filed chargesheets against the radical Islamic preacher. India is yet to request Malaysia for help in the Naik case. The ED has already served four summons on him. The ED is likely now to make a formal request seeking help in investigations from Malaysia.